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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 24, 2007 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

All right. Then let's come up with a list of my top 10 favorite guitar pickers.
No particular order really.

1.Eddie Van Halen
Tony Iommi
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Kirk Hammett/James Hetfield (it's like a two-headed monster)
Jim Matheos of Fates Warning (go and do some homework)
B.B. King
Joe Satriani
Angus and Malcolm Young (another two-headed monster)
Jerry Garcia

All number ones in my book.
And some food for thought.
Which guitar player has inspired more people to pick up a guitar than any other player in history?
He's not even that good and might have a hard time making a top 200 list. But for shear cool shit. Ace Frehley!!! The Spaceman. Exploding guitar!!!!
And I said "inspired."

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 25, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Good angle to ask about what our personal list of top guitarists would be. For me, I would list the following (in no particular order)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pat Metheny
Wes Montgomery
Paco De Lucia
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Duane Allman
Derek Trucks
Bela Fleck
John Mayer
Henry Garza
Lowell George
Carlos Santana
Steve Kimock

Again, this is a personal list only.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Nice call on Wes Montgomerey, he definitely qualifies as a monster player. And two thumbs way up on Paco. Friday Night in SF is one of the greatest guitar albums of all time.

Of course these player lists are personal preference. Some guys play one note and it gives you goosebumps. Jerry's solos in Morning Dew. Gilmour's solo in Comfortably Numb. Listen to Randy Rhoads solo in Mr. Crowley. I know it's metal, but it's perfect, dripping with melody. I have been listening to these songs forever and they get me every time.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 25, 2007 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

no order here except for number one... garica's many incarnations will undoubtly always have him sitting on top of my list.

lenny breau
jimi hendrix
django reinhart
michael hedges
radim zenkl (he plays a little bit of everything really, really well)
chet atkins
tony rice
stevie ray vaughn
jeff healey

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Richard Thompson - everyone else living can get in line....